The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the first works to deal with sociology. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)
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December 17, 2010 Subject:
I have the book but had no time to read it. Now I can listen while I work.
March 24, 2008 Subject:
The reader is excellent, so very informative.
December 24, 2007 Subject:
I enjoyed listening to this audio book. The reader was excellent. The author was a man of intellect. He painted a picture of a time and a race of people that I might not know, otherwise. Although I am not Black, I enjoyed learning more about the struggles of others for freedom and equality, even though, perhaps, not yet fully attained. Particularly touching to me was the chapter that described the birth and death of the author's son.